Community Manager & Social Video Strategist at Ranker

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Ranker is looking for a Community Manager & Social Video Strategist  to be the voice of our various video channels on social, and to partner with us on the day-to-day social media, audience development and guerrilla marketing initiatives of our brands. 

In this role, you will ensure that the quality, tone, messaging, and copy are consistently represented as a unique, authoritative brand to each of its individual and respective audiences. You will consistently create new opportunities for engagement on various social channels and have a passion for innovation in the digital media space. This person will report to Video but work cross-functionally with team members in Content, Publication Operations, Marketing and Community to organically grow our various video channels through socially based marketing methods such as managing relationships with blogs, sites, podcasts and influencers, designed to engage with each of our audiences.

Our ideal candidate is a big proponent of both social and digital media and is comfortable wearing a variety of hats and working in a fast moving and evolving environment. You will be expected to act as the social media gatekeeper, ensuring that all content published on our channels is up to brand standards and industry best practices.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead community management across our social platforms, especially on Facebook and Twitter

  • Give our various video channels a voice/POV/personality

  • Write engaging, precise copy 

  • Create and help the team manage and follow an editorial calendar

  • Develop, create and upload original content for social media platforms, inclusive of trending topics

  • Create and manage relationships with blogs, sites, podcasts, influencers for relevant media placement

  • Create new and innovative opportunities for engagement on social channels

  • Personality-based content posting management that will create marketing opportunities

  • Create derivative cuts for social channels - Twitter, IG, Tik Tok, etc. 

  • Help scale the operations and impact of our video focused social media accounts across all platforms and verticals

  • Develop strategies for growing our social communities and increasing engagement within those communities as they grow

  • Proactively listen to and engage in social media conversations, identifying audience asks and turning them in to potential creative

Experience Needed 

  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in social media/community manager/channel strategy

  • Strong understanding of best practices across all social media platforms, and a passion for Facebook and YouTube especially

  • Capable of and eager to learn quickly, diving into new industries, trends, and concepts with ease

  • Strong understanding of the components of compelling, unique communications.

  • A high degree of comfort acting as the social media spokesperson when responding to public comments

  • Self-starter with initiative, creativity, and drive

  • You must be highly detail-oriented

  • Ability to communicate clearly and constantly with teams via Slack and other collaboration tools

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, as well as fantastic grammar and command of the English language

  • You consistently stay up-to-date on emerging social media trends and platforms and can make recommendations on whether or not to apply those changes and/or optimize

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred

About Ranker:

Ranker is the definitive site for voteable content on just about everything… from The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch to The Social Issues You Care About Most. With half of our 50M UV’s coming from search and half from social, we have a deeply engaged audience, voting 21x and spending 5.5 minutes per visit. That’s more than E!, Vox and R29 combined.

Ranker sits at the intersection of passion and curiosity with rankings on nearly any topic from film to food. By voting on different list items, fans influence rankings on topics like “The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch” or “The Best Quarterback of All Time.” We also provide in-depth reporting on history, crime, and mysteries, broken up into easily digestible chunks that tell a cohesive story. Ranker is often a source for journalists, whether it is quoting a #1 ranking or reporting on a true crime story.


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Location

Located conveniently in the Mid-Wilshire district, minutes from Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile, and the 10 Freeway.

An Insider's view of Ranker

How does your team reward individual success?

What I love about being a part of Ranker's Audience Development team is that one person's success is celebrated not just as a personal victory, but as a triumph for our whole team. Every day we are encouraged to step outside of the box and speak our minds; to be creative and analytical without fear of rejection.

Amanda Bennett

Audience Development Specialist

What projects are you most excited about?

The best part about working at Ranker is the wide variety in the types of projects we might work on. We could be working on site optimization one week and creating big data management systems the next. Our latest project is a soon-to-be-released TV recommendation app that utilizes the latest in web development and machine learning tech.

Skylar Wolf

Senior Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Ranker offers me the opportunity to flourish in a completely original creative manner. Working here has provided me with the opportunity to cover a large array of subjects I'm passionate about such as pop-culture and entertainment. By treating my voice and skill sets as an asset to the company, I have been given a sense of freedom and growth.

Erin Maxwell

Entertainment Editor

What is your vision for the company?

Our focus for 2020 is expanding Ranker beyond our high-trafficked site (Quantcast Top 50) via growing video, globalization, licensing Rankings IP, growing the Ranker Insights business unit and most importantly, launching a new game-changing personalized TV recommendations app.

Clark Benson

Founder & CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

At Ranker, we are all about votable lists. We even have an enormous, interactive list on display in our lobby — anyone in the office can arrange the items on the list to their own taste. Anything from top sitcom moms to fictional pets you'd love to have, there's always a good debate going on. We even vote on our favorite catered lunches!

Andre Rodriguez

PR Manager

What are Ranker Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Full-time remote for all positions currently during COVID - we will reevaluate this once the landscape changes.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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